Jun 26 2021
Saturday

Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Lightweight
14-2-0
TKO 9
TKO 9
19-1-0

The tape

33
Age
31
5' 6" / 168 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
65.4" / 166 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDKOUDTKO
Form
TKOUDTKOTKOKO
14
Wins
19
10
By KO
13
71
KO%
68
2
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

1
The Ring
9
2
WBA
9
1
WBC
9
2
WBO
5
5
IBF
10

Vasyl Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani report

Who won Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

Vasyl Lomachenko beat Masayoshi Nakatani by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 26th June 2021 at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Also, on the undercard Zhanibek Alimkhanuly was victorious over Rob Brant and Giovani Santillan beat Cecil McCalla.

Lomachenko vs Nakatani stats

Vasyl Lomachenko stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Masayoshi Nakatani made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Lomachenko had a slight advantage in power over Nakatani, with a 71% knock out percentage over Nakatani's 68%.

Vasyl Lomachenko was the older man by 2 years, at 33 years old.

Nakatani had a height advantage of 6 inches over Lomachenko. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.

Vasyl Lomachenko fought out of the southpaw stance, while Masayoshi Nakatani was an orthodox fighter.

Lomachenko was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 year and 4 months later than Nakatani, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 152 to Nakatani's 149.

Vasyl Lomachenko went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 2 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF at lightweight.

Masayoshi Nakatani was ranked number 9 by the WBA, 9 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF in the 135lb division.

Lomachenko vs Nakatani form

Lomachenko had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Teofimo Lopez on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Crolla on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.

Before that, he had beat Jose Pedraza on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had defeated Jorge Linares on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Masayoshi Nakatani had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Felix Verdejo on 12th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on 19th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.

Going into that contest, he had won against Izuki Tomioka on 29th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

Before that, he had defeated Amphon Suriyo on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.

Hehad beat Ryan Sermona on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vasyl Lomachenko had been fighting more than Masayoshi Nakatani.

Going to this contest, Vasyl Lomachenko had last fought 9 months and 19 days ago, while Masayoshi Nakatani's last outing had been 7 months and 24 days ago.

Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

Nakatani's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Lomachenko vs Nakatani start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 6:30 PM EST / 3:30 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 3:00 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Lomachenko vs Nakatani?

Vasyl Lomachenko was a 3/50 (-1666) favourite going into the contest, while Masayoshi Nakatani made his way into the ring at 7/1 (+700) with oddsmakers.

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